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Icon of the event Tenth Annual June Callwood Lecture: Open Heart, Open Mind
Wed May 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Olympian Clara Hughes, Bell Canada?s national spokesperson for the 'Let's Talk' campaign, and author of Open Heart, Open Mind shares her past struggles with depression and helps to break down the stigma associated with mental...

Icon of the event Prevent Diabetes Now
Wed Apr 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Albert Campbell

Diabetes is a series disease that is prevalent in many communities in Toronto. A person's risk for diabetes depends on a number of factors including age, ethnicity, and gender. At this workshop, you will learn about:...

Icon of the event Physical Solutions to Posture Problems, Tension and Stress
Thu May 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Susan Green, a certified teacher of the Mitzvah Technique, will demonstrate practical ways to develop and maintain a healthy, youthful posture. The Mitzvah Technique can be used to gently release tension, stress and strain w...

Icon of the event Early-onset Dementia:  The Experience of Family Caregivers
Thu May 05, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North York Central Library

Baycrest social worker, Dr. Adriana Shnall, discusses the effects of developing a dementia under the age of 65 and its impact on the person and his/her family. This session will focus on different causes of dementia that affe...

Icon of the event Memory and Dementia
Mon May 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Albert Campbell

In this educational workshop, we will explore the nature of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementias. Participants will become familiar with underlying causes of dementia, the risk factors for developing dementia, and...

Icon of the event A Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine:  What Works, What Doesn't and Why
Wed Mar 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr. Mel Borins discusses his new book, for patients and physicians alike, on which alternative treatments work, which don't and, according to the latest scientific research, why they do and don?t. This presentation will be o...

Icon of the event Bien manger c'est pour la vie avec Gabrielle Deschenes
Wed Mar 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Bien manger c'est pour la vie avec Gabrielle Deschenes, Infirmière de la Santé Publique...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating Workshops
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Albert Campbell

This series consists of 4 sessions: two at the Albert Campbell Library, and two at the Birchmount Bluffs Neighborhood Centre....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 04
Wed May 11
Icon of the event Precarious work: Why it is bad for our health and what can be done
Wed Apr 20, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Andrew Pinto is a family physician, public health specialist and scientist at St. Michael's Hospital. His research is focused on evaluating interventions that can address the social factors that impact our health....

Icon of the event Finding Skin Care Products that Work
Wed May 04, 2016 | 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Chemist Louise Hidinger, PhD will discuss:...